If your operation uses a large number of Delivery Runs, you may find the traditional way of allocating (going into each Delivery Run) time consuming and restrictive. It doesn't provide any way of seeing consignments outside of the current run you're allocating which can mean you miss valuable run combinations (mixing jobs from different runs to maximize efficiency).
Bulk Allocation addresses this by allowing you to simultaneously allocate multiple Delivery Runs by letting you search across all consignments due to go out on a certain day.
How to allocate in Bulk
Customising the Bulk Allocation Screen
Optionally the bulk allocation screen can be customised to your liking. Namely, you are able to:
- Enable/Disable the Map View for Bulk Allocation
- Change the Interface between Simple/Advanced Mode
For details on how to do this, see the article: Customising the Bulk Allocation Screen
Exporting to Route Optimisation Software
From the bulk allocation page, it is possible to export data to then be imported into another software (such as a route optimisation software), or import data from another software into CartonCloud.
This is ideal for operations that use CartonCloud as their Transport Management System but use another software for route optimisation.